There's a message behind Cam Newton's outfits on game days

Written By Billy Heyen
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Cam Newton certainly understands the phrase "Dress to impress."

The former Panthers' and current Patriots' quarterback catches attention basically every week of the NFL season thanks to his pre- and post-game outfits. Sometimes they're classically put together, with an old-school hat, and other times Newton pulls out fur or outrageous colors or any number of other fashion statements. Newton's style carries on to the field, too, where he has an impressive cleat game.

"My father and a lot of wise men once told me the way you dress is the way you are addressed," Newton said in 2019. "So I just always make sure that I present myself in a manner that people can see and get inspired, and also look for inspiration as well."

Why does Cam Newton dress in bold outfits, win or lose?

One question that Newton's been asked in the past is why he doesn't wear something more subdued after his team loses. Newton explained to Atlanta radio station 680 The Fan in 2019 that it's all a mentality.

"Everything is a mentality. You don't go into a game saying that you're gonna lose," Newton told The Fan. "You don't go into life or this day saying that today's gonna be a bad day. Mentally, you go into it saying that this is gonna be the best day of my life. And everything, from the way you dress, the way you talk, the way you present yourself will be held accordingly."

Newton's fashion interests have made their way beyond the field, too, and he has a private artwork collection and opened a cigar bar-lounge-restaurant in Atlanta in 2019. 

“It’s a lot of years of thought,” Newton said earlier in 2020, according to CBS 4 in Boston. “It’s just a part of my weekly routine. I really look forward to things that kind of can get my mind off of the game of football periodically. And fashion is something that typically does that.”

The best of Cam Newton's outfits

Newton showed up to his first game with the Patriots as a vision of yellow:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Lately, Newton has made sure his 2020 COVID-19 mask fits in with the outfit, too:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Newton's Panthers days brought out quite the color combinations, too.

And here's this, because LeBron James made suit shorts cool: 

We'll close out the outfits with this:

The best of Cam Newton's cleats

Newton often uses his cleats to make various statements with specialized, individual designs for specific occasions.

That included these cleats worn on Sept. 12, 2019:

Newton wore "Wakanda Forever" cleats after Chadwick Bosemen's death earlier in 2020.

These are the cleats he wore for Week 1 of 2020:

Newton paid tribute to Prince in 2016:

And for all you 90s kids out there: 

The best part of Newton's cleats and outfits? You never know what exactly is coming next, but you know something is coming.

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